Peter Linebaugh: The Untold History of Independence Day

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TheRealNews on Jul 4, 2014

Historian Peter Linebaugh: The rights and freedoms that we celebrate on the Fourth of July are the product of vast human struggle that remains unfinished.

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from the archives:

Put Away The Flags by Howard Zinn

The Fourth of July Like You’ve Never Seen It Before! by Mike Ferner

Howard Zinn: Myths of the Good Wars (Three Holy Wars) (must-see)

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz: Pre-Colonial Socialism and the Effects of Genocide

A Leftist Guide to the Fourth of July by Billy Wharton

A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn